Columbia Student Homophile League: The Nation’s First Gay Student Organization
A video from the Columbia Daily Spectator features conversations with the founders of the Student Homophile League, the first gay student organization in the United States, and showcases materials from the University Archives.
Research at the RBML: Elisha Baker Looks in to Columbia’s 19th-Century Real Estate Ventures
Scholar Elisha Baker explores archival meeting minutes from the University's Board of Trustees, held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, to investigate how and why Columbia chose to relocate its campus to Morningside Heights in 1897.
Lili Hamlyn Examines Rituals of Public Mourning in Columbia’s Oral History Archives
Writer Lili Hamlyn visits the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to explore the Oral History Archives for her research into grief and public mourning, particularly the 9/11 Oral History Project, which includes a range of interviews from many impacted by the attacks.
Sofia Jen Ouyang, ’24CC, Reflects on the Library Passport Program
Columbia College student Sofia Jen Ouyang, ’24CC, shares “hidden gems” in the Libraries and the benefits of the newly-launched Library Passport program, which encourages students to explore library spaces and resources in a fun and self-paced way.
Columbia University Libraries Expands Access to Mobile Ebooks
The Palace Project app provides Columbia affiliates access to more than 250,000 ebooks from the Libraries’ collections in a single location, improving users’ reading experience and consolidating ebooks from various publishers into one, simplified interface.
Exhibit on Islamic Science on Display at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library
“Science, Nature, and Beauty” is an exhibit that showcases over 90 instruments, manuscripts, and objects related to the Islamic sciences, many of which are on display for the first time since their acquisition by the Libraries nearly 100 years ago.
Three Exhibitions at Columbia Showcase Materials from Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
Three ongoing exhibitions on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus feature materials from Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, including prints from Art Properties that highlight the ideas of collaboration and community.
Hopes and Dreams of “Modern Africa”, 1960-1965: Selected Photographs from the Marc & Evelyne Bernheim Collection
Curated by African Studies Librarian Dr. Yuusuf Caruso, "Hopes and Dreams of 'Modern Africa,' 1960-1965," currently on view in Knox Hall, features images from a collection of historical photographs that documents daily life in Africa during the 1960s.
Researcher Profile | Andrew Holter Delves into Murray Kempton’s 1970s Journalism Papers...
Researcher Andrew Holter delves into the personal papers of journalist Murray Kempton, held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and finds an unexpected piece of memorabilia from actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Religious Communities in the Christian Tradition: A New Exhibit
An exhibit at the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary highlights four newly-acuired items, which date from 1418 to 1961, that explore what it has meant to be part of a Christian religious community over the course of centuries.
Research at the RBML | Alex Cheng Looks at Interzone, a Mixed-up, Early Manuscript of Naked Lunch
High school student Alex Cheng visited the archives of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to research poets of the Beat Generation, particularly the social networks of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs.